Councillors to debate school lollipop patrol cuts amid safety fears
- Credit: Archant
North Somerset Council will fail in its ‘basic duty of care’, if it persists with plans to alter its school crossing patrol service, say two councillors.
In a cost-cutting exercise, the authority is cutting lollipop patrols.
Councillors Donald Davies and Charles Cave fear Wraxall Primary School pupils could be placed at risk if a patrol is axed and no pedestrian crossing introduced.
They believe failing to carry out changes to the road will mean the council is ‘knowingly putting pupils, parents, carers and other residents in harm’s way.”
Cllrs Davies and Cave have therefore called for a lollipop patrol to be funded by North Somerset Council for the 2016-17 academic year while a crossing is put in place.
You may also want to watch:
Their views will be debated by a scrutiny panel at Weston Town Hall at 4pm today (Wednesday) and the result will be given to the council’s executive to consider.
- 1 Nailsea pub crowned best in South West
- 2 Legal action starts to remove Portishead traveller camp
- 3 PICTURES: Inside Clevedon Pier's Glass Box Cafe
- 4 Clevedon Marine Lake drained for 'high bacteria levels'
- 5 Covid warning issued in North Somerset
- 6 Disruptions to your journey by car across North Somerset
- 7 Extinction Rebellion protests Bristol Airport's attempt to overturn council’s no-expansion decision
- 8 GP Patient Survey: Medical group 'thrilled' with patient feedback
- 9 Suspended prison sentence for fly-tipper
- 10 July 19: What are the new Covid rules in North Somerset pubs?